Community Regional Medical Center

Smittcamps Give $1 Million to Neurosciences

Community Medical Centers has received a $1 million gift from Robert E. Smittcamp and the Smittcamp Family Foundation to expand neuroscience services for the San Joaquin Valley. The gift is meant to help expand a vital service line not available elsewhere in the region.

The One-in-a-Million ER

Shortly before the calendar turned to 2016, the one millionth patient was treated in Community Regional Medical Center’s emergency room. When the Table Mountain Rancheria Trauma Center opened in 2007, its football-field sized emergency department was the largest in California and it quickly became one of the busiest serving an average or 355 patients a day – 17 of them for life-saving trauma care.

Expert trauma care, neurosurgeons are ‘a blessing’ for teen

Ryan Gravelle looked like a casualty from a war movie when he knocked on friend’s door in the darkest hour before dawn. The 19-year-old’s face and forearms were bloody, his hair was matted with mud and blood. He was dazed and barely coherent. He had just walked half a mile from a car crash with a broken neck, multiple facial fractures, a huge gash on the back of his head and a potentially fatal hematoma swelling in his brain. 

First Responders, Burn Center, and Capt Dern recognized at Fresno State game

Members of the Fresno Fire Department, American Ambulance, and the Leon S. Peters Burn Center team at Community Regional Medical Center were honored at Fresno State’s football game against Nevada. They were recognized for their teamwork in rescuing Fresno Fire Captain Pete Dern after he fell through the roof of a burning home earlier this year. Captain Dern was burned over 70 percent of his body and spent 165 days in the hospital before returning home.


Families celebrate at NICU Reunion

Families, children and their caregivers reunited for a day of fun at the 2015 neonatal intensive care unit reunion at Community Regional Medical Center. The hospital's 84-bed, Level III NICU serves the most fragile infants with Community Regional ranked 2nd in the state for delivering babies weighting less than 3 lbs. 5 oz.

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Remarkable recovery after most of liver removed

Rick Hatton says he nearly died from stubbornness -- stubbornness which kept him from getting a routine colon screening at age 50 and from seeking medical attention when he started seeing the classic signs of colon cancer.

UCSF Benioff joins with Community to ensure all Valley children have access to world-class care

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals and Community Medical Centers have signed a long-term agreement to significantly enhance and expand specialty medical care for children in Fresno. The agreement builds upon a 40-year collaboration on medical education in a region that has one of the lowest doctor-to-patient ratios in the state.

Fresno Mayor's Challenge

In honor of Pete Dern and all first responders on 9-1-1, Mayor Ashley Swearengin is making a gift to the Leon S. Peters Burn Center in downtown Fresno and is challenging others to do so today as well.